Homemade Baking Powder

Have you ever planned to bake, pulled everything out and discovered that  you were out of Baking Powder?  No? Its just me who does that? Anyone?       baking soda ingr 2

OK for those of you who have had that happen, and for the rest of you, here is my go-to recipe for homemade Baking Powder.

Baking powder is nothing but baking soda, cream of tartar and cornstarch. That’s it.

So, here’s how to make it. You can even use this recipe scale to increase the amount you make if you like. Recipe Calculator

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Baking Soda


For 1 tsp baking powder:
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp corn starch



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Cream of Tartar


For 1 TBS baking powder:
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp corn starch

Store it in a covered container. Use it just like you would commercial Baking Powder.

Now wasn’t that easy?

About Sylvia

Sylvia is the owner of the Christian HomeKeeper Network website and ministry. She and her husband Mark live in Tennessee. They are the parents of 5 children and grandparents to three so far. They have homeschooled since 1990. Sylvia is a Christian and enjoys mentoring women, writing articles for several magazines, gardening, Bible study and creating a peaceful holy home. Follow Sylvia on Google+ or check out her 21st Century HomeKeeper podcasts on the Preparedness Radio Network.
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6 Responses to Homemade Baking Powder

  1. Shirley Jones says:

    Now all I need is a recipe for homemade cornmeal mix 🙂

    • Sylvia says:

      I’d be happy to share. 🙂

      3/4 cup cornmeal (white or yellow)
      3 tablespoons plain flour
      1 tablespoon baking powder
      1/2 teaspoon salt

      Use this mixture as needed in any recipe calling for self rising corn meal mix.

  2. Shari says:

    Sylvia, thank you for posting this. I have Pinned it and will copy it out in the next day or so.


  3. Kay says:

    I’ve been making homemade baking powder for years. It’s frugal and it is aluminum free.

  4. Kathleen Harvey via Facebook says:

    I was just looking for this